5 bedroom detached house for saleABBOTSLEY, Cambridgeshire
- Detached Family Home
- Five Bedrooms
- Two En-Suites & Family Bathroom
- Two Reception Rooms
- Kitchen Breakfast Room
- Large Rear Garden
- Double Garage & Parking
- Excellent Commuter Links
- Popular Village
- Approx. 2/3 Acre Plot
Dating from 1976, this is a fabulous example of an executive-style detached family home. It is located in the popular village of Abbotsley, in an exclusive Cul-De-Sac, with easy access for fast commuter links to London and Cambridge, and also the highly regarded Barnabas Oley and Comberton schools. Set on a plot of approximately two thirds of an acre, it offers a very light and inviting kitchen breakfast room, a fully-equipped utility room, formal dining room and spacious living room with windows and patio doors to three aspects. Upstairs comprises five bedrooms, two with en-suites, as well as a modern family bathroom. There is a double garage to the front and further off-street parking for another five cars. The rear garden is largely laid to lawn with a delightful patio area for Al-fresco dining, and then a further wild garden which has been cultivated to encourage wildlife such as birds, rabbits and muntjac deer!
“As a family with small children, we were looking for a spacious family home in a quiet village location,” say the current owners of 5 Waterloo Close in the Cambridgeshire village of Abbotsley. “In this lovely 5 bedroom property, we found all of this and more.”
Dating from 1976, 5 Waterloo Close is a fabulous example of an executive-style detached family home. “The property was extended and remodelled to a very high standard shortly after it was built,” say the owners, “by the local building firm MacGregors, who are still extremely popular and successful today.” The house itself comprises of 5 bedrooms, 2 with en suite, as well as a modern family bathroom. On the ground floor is a very light and inviting kitchen/breakfast room, fully equipped utility room, formal dining room and spacious living room with windows to three aspects. There is a double garage to the front and further off street parking for another 5 cars. “I will miss being able to access the large double garage directly from the house,” says the owner, “which allows me to wander in and out when I am tinkering with the car.”
The rear comprises of a fabulous garden which is largely laid to lawn with mature flower and shrub borders, a delightful patio area for al fresco dining and then a further wild garden which has been cultivated to encourage all manner of wildlife and birds. “Occupying around two thirds of an acre, the garden is half landscaped formal garden and half wildlife meadow,” say the owners, “which entices all manner of birds. We even had a family of muntjac deer last year, which friends and neighbours enjoyed seeing progress when they came over for dinner or drinks! We bought some additional land from the neighbouring farmer to extend the garden, so we have been able to host parties with most of the village here. With around 100 guests, it is always a real community affair.”
Located in the popular village of Abbotsley with easy access for commuter links to London and Cambridge, the property sits in the largest plot of an exclusive cul de sac which offers a real sense of community. “There are only 7 houses in the close,” say the owners, “3 of which still have the original owners from when the houses were built in the 1970s. The community is so friendly that people do not tend to want to move! With only 151 houses, it is a small village which centres around the pub, village hall and church. It is a real traditional chocolate box village with pretty thatched houses, very picturesque.”
“The large kitchen breakfast room is where we spend most of our time as a family, and could be described as the hub of our home.”
“We will miss the absolute peace and quiet of sitting in the garden in complete silence, the only sound being the birds singing in the trees.”
“Abbotsley offers the archetypal country village idyll, yet lies within easy reach of both Cambridge and London whether by road or rail.”
“Having such a large house and garden, family parties are always held here, of which we have hosted some very large and very memorable events.”
Front Door To: -
Entrance Hall - Full-height window to front aspect. Stairs to first floor landing. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.
Living Room - 6.55m x 6.50m (21'5" x 21'3") - Window to front and side aspects. French doors to rear aspect. Patio doors to side and rear aspects. Feature fireplace with high-efficiency propane-gas fire, wood and marble surround, and marble hearth. Recessed ceiling lights. Two radiators.
Dining Room - 3.70m x 3.20m (12'1" x 10'5") - French doors to rear aspect. Radiator.
Kitchen Breakfast Room - 6.55m x 3.55m (21'5" x 11'7") - Window to rear aspect. Door and window to rear aspect. Fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units with complementary worksurfaces. Matching central island unit. One and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Tiled splashbacks. Integral eye-level double electric oven. Four-ring halogen hob with extractor. Integral dishwasher. Space for fridge freezer. Recessed ceiling lights. Arch to breakfast/dining area. Tiled floor. Two radiators. Door to:
Utility Room - Window to side aspect. Door to side aspect. Fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units with complementary roll-top worksurfaces. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Tiled splashbacks. Tiled floor. Radiator.
Inner Hall - Full-height window to front aspect. Door to storage cupboard. Door to garage and door to:
Cloakroom - Window to side aspect. Two piece suite comprising a low level WC and pedestal hand wash basin. Radiator.
First Floor Landing - Three windows to front elevation. Double doors to airing cupboard. Hatch to loft. Radiator.
Family Bathroom - Window to front elevation. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin, and panel bath with power shower over. Half-height tiling. Radiator.
Master Bedroom - 4.65m x 4.15m (15'3" x 13'7") - Feature window to rear, and high window to side elevation. Range of fitted furniture, including wardrobes, dressing table and bedside units. Radiator.
En Suite - Window to side elevation. Four piece suite comprising a low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin with mixer tap, panel bath with mixer tap, and walk-in shower cubicle with glass screen. Recessed ceiling lights. Tiled floor. Radiator.
Bedroom Five / Dressing Room - Window to rear elevation. Radiator. Door to master bedroom.
Bedroom Three - 3.90m x 3.25m (12'9" x 10'7") - Window to rear elevation. Radiator.
Bedroom Four - 2.85m x 2.80m (9'4" x 9'2") - Window to rear elevation. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator.
Bedroom Two - 3.85m x 3.80m (12'7" x 12'5") - Window to rear elevation. Radiator.
En Suite - Window to side elevation. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin, and walk-in shower cubicle. Fully tiled. Radiator.
Outside - The property sits on a plot of around two thirds of an acre, with a double garage and block-paved driveway offering ample off-street parking to the front. The rear comprises a garden, mainly laid to lawn with mature trees, and mature flower and shrub borders. Patio area. Greenhouse. Timber shed. There is a five-bar wooden gate leading to a further garden/wild meadow.
Double Garage - 5.40m x 5.20m (17'8" x 17'0") - Window to front aspect. Pedestrian doors to lobby and side aspect. Double-width electric door to front aspect. Power and light connected.
Further Information - Date Built: 1976
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